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Simple Grilled Pork Chops with Apple Dijon Glaze

Delicious Grilled Pork Chops covered in a sweet and tangy Apple Dijon Glaze. Simple to make with easy to find ingredients. A ton of flavor with very little effort!
Course Dinner
Cuisine American, Grill
Keyword apple dijon pork chops, grilled pork chops, sauce for pork chops with apples
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Resting Time 5 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 6 up to 10 pork chops
Author Susie

Ingredients

Grilled Pork Chops

  • 6-10 Pork Chops, 3/4-1 inch thick, boneless or bone-in
  • olive oil
  • salt & cracked black pepper

Apple Dijon Glaze

  • 3 plump garlic cloves, minced
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • 12 ounce frozen apple juice concentrate, thawed or semi-thawed
  • 2 tbsp whole grain mustard
  • 3 tbsp dijon mustard
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 tbsp cornstarch
  • 1 tbsp cold water

Instructions

Grilled Pork Chops

  • Drizzle a little olive oil on both sides of each pork chop. Next sprinkle a little salt and a lot of black pepper to each side. 
  • Prepare your grill to a medium high heat. This will be around 450 on your gas grill. If you are using charcoal, like me, set your grill up with an even, medium layer of white hot charcoals directly under the area that the chops will be cooked.
  • Once the grill grate is hot, lay your pork chops on the grill. I like to time mine about 4 minutes on the first side, flip, and 4 minutes on the second side. (this is for 1 inch bone-in or boneless pork chops)
  • Your chops should be at least 145 degrees fahrenheit, read on a meat thermometer. I usually cook mine closer to 150 degrees.
  • Let the pork chops rest, uncovered, off the grill for 5 minutes before serving.

Apple Dijon Glaze

  • I like to make the glaze while the pork chops are resting, or if someone else is grilling I will make it while the chops are on the grill
  • In a saucepan add the oil and garlic over low heat and lightly cook the garlic until it is warm and fragrant, about 3 mins. (make sure the garlic does not brown) 
  • Add the thawed or semi thawed apple juice concentrate and warm thru. 
  • Whisk in both mustards and the salt until they are well combined and emulsified. Increase the heat to medium, medium-low and bring the glaze to a hard simmer. (It will still be very thin at this point). Simmer for 2-3 minutes.  
  • Mix together the cornstarch and water in a separate bowl. Stir until the cornstarch is dissolved in the water, make sure you get all thick cornstarch off the bottom of the bowl.
  • Turn the temp down to low and stir the cornstarch mixture into the apple juice/mustard mixture. Cook for another minute. 
  • Pull the glaze off the heat. It will thicken as it sits, about 3 minutes. (If you want your glaze a little thicker put it back on low heat and add another 1 tsp cornstarch mixed with 1/2 tsp cold water)

Serving/Assembling

  • Place the Grilled Pork Chops on a serving platter or in a casserole pan, it is ok if they overlap. Pour half the Apple Dijon Glaze over the warm pork chops. Put the remaining Apple Dijon Glaze in a serving container for the table.